SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Two weeks after Election Day, the Associated Press is projecting that Republican Kevin Kiley will win the seat for California’s 3rd Congressional District over Democrat Kermit Jones.
Voting results on the afternoon of Nov. 22 show Kiley ahead in the race with 52% of the votes while Jones has 47% of votes in the race. Kiley has been leading in the race since Election Day.
The 3rd district encompasses the areas east and northeast of Sacramento all the way to the Nevada border, as far north as Chester and as far south as Pearsonville.
Kiley has served on the State Assembly since 2016 for District 6, representing much of Southern Placer County, Wheatland and Folsom.
Jones served in the Navy as a flight surgeon after completing medical school, according to his campaign page, and he was deployed to Iraq where he provided care to injured service members and Iraqi civilians.
Once Jones had completed his military service, he became a White House Fellow under President Obama, working with the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
In the primary, Kiley garnered 39.7% of the votes, 93,552. Jones trailed behind by 1%, with 91,217 votes.